Rohde & Schwarz has announced the availability of the new R&S FSW-B500 hardware option for all analyzers of the R&S FSW family, enabling measurements in a frequency range up to 67 GHz for applications including research and development, radar and satellite and testing of wireless connections such as WLAN or Beyond 4G (5G).
According to the company, the large analysis bandwidth enables users to test pulse rise and fall times from approximately 3 ns or very short pulses from an 8 ns pulse width, allowing the analyzer to be used for the development of radar systems for automotive applications. With the new spectrum analyzers, users can fully record and measure radar chirps with up to 500 MHz bandwidth, and hopping sequences in frequency-agile communications systems such as tactical radios can also be easily analyzed.
Researchers working on satellite applications will be able to characterize the components for the future transponder generation with up to 500 MHz analysis bandwidth. Components for microwave links can also be measured with up to 500 MHz bandwidth, the company said.
Developers of RF amplifiers for mobile radio or WLAN now also have the ability to measure digital predistortion of amplifiers with up to 160 MHz bandwidth, as required for WLAN 802.11ac signals.